12/03/2012 5:09PM

In Lingerie retired, will be bred to Frankel

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Grade 1 Spinster winner In Lingerie was 4 for 8 in her career for trainer Todd Pletcher.

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gary Barber announced Monday that their Grade 1 winner In Lingerie has been retired from racing. The 3-year-old Empire Maker filly will be bred to two-time Cartier European Horse of the Year and Juddmonte Farms stallion Frankel in 2013, his first season at Banstead Manor Farm in England.

Trained by Todd Pletcher, In Lingerie won four of eight career starts, all this year, and earned $712,265. She won the Bourbonette Oaks in March and followed with a win in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes. She was third in the Coaching Club American Oaks and second in the Alabama Stakes before tallying her Grade 1 triumph in the Spinster Stakes. She concluded her career with an unplaced effort in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf. Several days after that race, she was offered at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky selected fall mixed sale, but was bought back on a final bid of $2.2 million.

In a press release, Eclipse Thoroughbreds Partners’s Aron Wellman and Barber offered: “It was a true privilege to be able to campaign In Lingerie this past season. She is a magnificent filly and took us to the top of the mountain from coast to coast, providing many glorious thrills along the way.

“Being in this game for the sport of it, it is difficult to let go of such a phenomenal racehorse capable of headlining major races in coming seasons, but when the opportunity to breed In Lingerie to Frankel becomes a reality, the decision was a no-brainer.”

In Lingerie is out of the Grade 2-winning Storm Cat mare Cat Chat, and her second dam is champion filly Phone Chatter.